Uniblue Registry Booster 2010 Review

Uniblue Registry Booster 2010 Review

Review: Uniblue
Registry Booster 2010
Reviewed by: Seán Byrne
Provided by: Uniblue

Uniblue was kind enough to send us a
license of their Registry Booster product for review. Registry Booster is a
commercial product which scans the Windows Registry for problems such as with
file associations, system drivers, shared DLL files, Fonts, uninstall settings,
invalid file paths and a range of other problems that can occur in the
registry.

Besides the inconvenience of error messages
popping up when things go wrong with the registry, some registry problems can
lead to the PC taking longer to perform certain operations such as launch
applications, while worse problems can lead to applications crashing out or
even the whole PC becoming response or stuttering. Most well designed software
packages can overcome most problems that typically happen in the registry,
while legacy or poorly written software will display error messages for minor
registry problems such as a recent files list that contains links to files that
have been deleted or moved.

In this review, we will take a look at the
features in Registry Booster and run some boot and application start up tests
before and after the registry cleaning. We will also introduce a few of our
own registry errors such as invalid shortcuts, file extensions and application
paths to see whether Registry Booster can detect and repair them.

Company Information

Uniblue is a company which specialises in
software products that improve computer’s performance and stability.

The company started off in 2003 in Malta as
Li Utilities with three co-founders, releasing its first products SpeedUpMyPC
and WinBackup. Over the next few years it hired additional staff, releasing
WinBackup 2.0 in 2005. In 2006, it won its first ICE award and released
Registry Booster.

In 2007, it got more awards, Microsoft Gold
Partner certification and became a global brand. By 2008, they relocated to a
new building, Orange Point, with a staff of 78. Registry Booster 2010 was
launched in 2009 with soaring sales and at this stage, they have it localised
in 12 languages.

Visit the Uniblue website for full company
information
including the Uniblue Story.

Product Specifications


We obtained the following specifications
from the Uniblue website:

What does RegistryBooster clean?

  • RegistryBooster delivers comprehensive
    registry optimization, cleaning registry errors associated with:
  • System software settings
  • ActiveX, OLE, COM sections
  • Invalid file associations
  • System drivers
  • Start-up procedures
  • Shared DLL files
  • Fonts
  • Invalid shortcuts
  • User software settings
  • File extensions
  • Uninstall procedures
  • Third party programs installed on your PC
  • Application paths

Why choose RegistryBooster?

  • RegistryBooster was developed to provide
    the best registry optimization. Amongst other features, RegistryBooster
    offers:
  • Advanced and effective registry
    optimization
  • An elegant and easy to use interface
  • A sophisticated registry defragmentation
    engine
  • Automatic restore points for maximum
    safety
  • Deep registry scan complete with registry
    damage diagnosis
  • Reliable technology from a Microsoft Gold
    certified partner

What are the system requirements?

Minimum:

  • Intel Pentium 3 500MHz or equivalent
    processor
  • At least 256 MB RAM
  • 100 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 800×600, 16-bit colour
  • Internet Explorer 6
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Active Internet connection for
    registration

Recommended:

  • Intel Pentium 4 1GHz or equivalent
    processor
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 200 MB free hard disk space
  • Graphics mode 1024×768 true color
    (highest 32-bit)
  • Internet Explorer 7
  • Microsoft Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Active Internet connection for
    registration

 

What’s included with the product


As far as we can tell, Uniblue only
delivers its products electronically and the only thing we received was a
license key to activate the product.

The product is obtained as a trial version
through its website here. When a customer purchases their product, Uniblue sends
the customer a license key which can then be used to activate the product on up
to three computers.

ActiveProtection

When the customer purchases Registry
Booster, they get up to a year of “ActiveProtection”, which gives the user free
support, product updates and upgrades for up to a year after purchase, much
like purchasing an Antivirus package. This ActiveProtection is renewed
automatically using the original billing details, unless the customer chooses
to opt out. The renewal price will be the same price as what the customer
originally paid for Registry Booster.

Further information on ActiveProtection can
be found here.